Jack Reacher (2012)
Jack Reacher SynopsisA homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Based on a book in Lee Child's crime series.
Jack Reacher Release Date
In Theaters December 21, 2012
Jack Reacher Credits
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, and Robert Duvall
Written by: Christopher McQuarrie and Josh Olson
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Produced by: Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Gary Levinsohn, Kevin J. Messick, and Paula Wagner
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
External Info: Jack Reacher Official Website
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Man Files A Complaint Because Jack Reacher Trailer Features An Explosion Not In The Film
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Jack Reacher Will Bring The Pain To Blu-ray In May
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New Jack Reacher Poster Looks Very Familiar
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